Late goals sink Luthermuir

WITH several players off to the Scotland game, an under-strength Luthermuir lost out on a scorching day at Blackburn on Saturday.

After an even opening, Blackburn scored in 20 minutes when a 20 yard shot was tipped on to the bar by David Simpson only for the ball to hit the goalkeeper and cross the line.

Ten minutes later, an attacker was allowed to turn and get in a cross which was headed home for 2-0.

Early on the second half, Duff made a hash of a goal-kick and the ball went straight to a Blackburn forward who made it 3-0.

Luthermuir hit back and ten minutes in to the second half, Milne crossed for Stevie Greig to score from an angle.

Five minutes later a throw-in from Anderson was flicked home by Neil Arthur to bring Luthermuir to within a goal.

In 70 minutes a cross was headed back across goal by Arthur and Murdoch Anderson headed home to tie things up at 3-3.

Having fought back, Luthermuir were hit by a sucker punch five minutes from time a long clearance released a player with Luthermuir asking for offside and he lashed home an unstoppable shot from an angle.

There was no way back for Luthermuir and they lost a fifth goal in bizarre circumstances with the last kick of the game.

Duff tangled with an opponent to give away a penalty and was sent off for what the referee thought was a second booking.

The penalty was converted and the referee blew his final whistle. As he left the field he admitted his mistake and said that only a booking would be recorded against Duff.